Washington Men's Soccer Upsets UCLA, 3-2
Oct. 15, 2000
Los Angeles, CA - The seventh-ranked (Soccer America) Washington men's soccer team came from two goals down to defeat fifth-ranked UCLA, 3-2 at UCLA's Frank W. Marshall Field. Washington's Ben Somoza hit a shot from 16 yards out with 19 seconds remaining in regulation for the game-winning goal.
The Bruins shot out to a 2-0 lead on a ninth-minute goal from Player of the Year candidate McKinley Tennyson Jr., his 12th of the season. Tennyson helped the Bruins earn their second goal of the contest at 51:00 when he drew a foul in the penalty area. Shaun Tsakiris easily converted the penalty kick, his eighth goal of the season, to give the Bruins a two-goal lead.
Washington quickly got back in the game at 53:44 when a Somoza corner kick found Jake Sagare, who headed it in past Bruin keeper DJ Countess. Three and a half minutes later, Somoza hit a free kick that Bryn Ritchie headed into the net. The game appeared to be headed to overtime until Somoza's score at 89:41.
The Huskies outshot the Bruins 18-10. Countess made five saves, while Washington goalkeeper Chad Olsen made one save.
UCLA drops to 9-2-0, 1-2-0 in the Pac-10 Conference, while Washington improves to 9-3-0, 3-0-0 in the Pac-10. The Bruins travel to conference foes California Oct. 20 and Oregon Oct. 22. Washington will host Stanford on Oct. 22.